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you see it right there. great to have elizabeth vargas here. lara is back, as well. we're coming off another night of breaking news. this time north korea. president obama calls north korea's nuclear test a highly provocative act. we'll have the latest on the state of the union tonight as well. >> we're going to have the latest on the massive manhunt for the ex-los angeles police officer who is on the run. you're looking at the latest surveillance video that's surfaced of a man who looks like dorner, reportedly buying scuba diving gear, just two days before the killing spree began. so, looking for a lot of clues in that video as to what he might be doing. and we'll have the first interview with the mother of that 5-year-old held captive in the bunker for almost a week. the mother speaking out to dr. phil. revealing that, among other things, his captor fed him fried chicken in the bunker. let's get to josh and the morning's top stories. that nuclear test, front and center. >> it certainly is, on the eve of the state of the union. north korea conducting a nuclear
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test. if r the announcement coming on north korean television this morning. it appears to be far larger than the north's previous two nuclear tests. the u.n. security council has now called an emergency meeting. and the white house has issued a strongly worded statement. let's get, right now, to abc's martha raddatz in washington with the latest. good morning to you, martha. >> reporter: good morning, josh. this test was big. as much as three times the size of previous tests. it was bold. even china, north korea's staunchest ally, had north korea not to test a nuclear weapon. and it is the clearest sign yet of the new leader's belligerence. this is the first nuclear test under kim jong-un, who said the test is aimed at ferocious u.s. hostility towards north korea. in december, un also successfully tested a long-range missile, capable of reaching hawaii.
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the white house is calling this a highly provocative act. and calling on actions from the international community. there's very little the u.s. or the u.n. can do at this point since strong sanctions are already in place. in fact, this morning, north korea is saying, we will consider search of our ships and other sanctions by the international community as an act of war. and, josh, they say it will bring on relentless retaliatory attacks. >> we will certainly keep our eye on this. martha, thank you for that. meanwhile, there's word this morning of a new poll out, planned for the u.s. forces in afghanistan. the pentagon is reportedly pushing a timetable that would keep some 8,000 troops in the country after the mission officially ends next year. white house advisers have pushed for a more aggressive withdrawal. the president is expected to announce a final decision soon. an outpouring of support in texas, for the man known as the deadliest sniper in military history. nearly 7,000 people turned out in cowboys stadium to honor and remember chris kyle. he was killed at a shooting range near dallas, by a fellow iraq war veteran who told authorities he was suffering from posttraumatic stress
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disorder. and this morning, police near minneapolis are trying to figure out why a man was randomly firing shots at cars driving through an intersection. one of the bullets struck and killed a 10-year-old boy who was riding in his mother's minivan. police arrested the shooter a short time later. a new move by twitter to become a shopping destination. now reached a deal with american express, that will allow cardholders to buy products from the site for the first time using a special hash tag. twitter has been exploring new ways to make money so it doesn't have to rely solely on advertising. in arizona, a video released showing a near-catastrophe in the desert. the reality show here filming a stunt where a corvette was racing a helicopter. seconds after the race had finished, look what happens. the chopper pilot loses control. and that helicopter dives nose-first into the ground, just feet from the crew filming it all. remarkably, the pilot suffered only minor injuries and walked
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away from it. the crash blamed on a mechanical failure. they were filming for a south korean show. we will not show it on television. >> we just did. right? thanks to you. news breaker that you are. all right, josh. we're going to turn to rome and the latest on the pope's startling resignation. the first time in 600 years a pope has done this. but take a look at this photo. it's going viral, madly monday. of a bolt of lightning striking st. peters, the same day the pope announced he will step down. benedict is set for a new name, a new home and a new role. after his unprecedented move. dan harris is live in st. peters square this morning with all of that. dan, good morning to you. >> reporter: elizabeth, good morning to you. here's how the local papers are playing this huge story. this one says, in italian, pope shock.
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and here's a headline we can all understand in any language, amen. as catholics all over the world absorb this truly stunning news, today, we're starting to get a sense of what may have provoked the pope to make this announcement now. this morning, an italian news agency says the pope had a top-secret operation to replace his pacemark ker at this hospit in rome three months ago. the vatican won't confirm the news. but the paper says the operation went, quote, well. the pope's older brother held a news conference the day the decision was well thought out and nobody pushed his brother out. meanwhile, benedict's surprise decision has provoked vatican intrigue, worthy of a dan brown novel. jockeying and politicking has begun over who will be the 266th pope of this 2,000-year-old church, the largest religious body on earth. if i was a cardinal and i really wanted to be pope, could i actually campaign for myself?
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>> well, i guess it would appear indiscreet. >> reporter: it would not go over well? >> no, i don't think it would go over well. >> reporter: while there are no clear favorites, bookmakers are laying odds. and here are three names you'll be hearing a lot. cardinal peter turkson of ghana is listed as a 9-4 favorite. he would be the first black pope. >> reporter: canadian cardinal marc ouellet, a 5-2 favorite. and archbishop angelo scola of milan, who has a strong power base. roughly 120 cardinals will gather under heavy security and beneath a cloak of secrecy for the conclave to choose a new pope inside the sistine chapel. every time they vote, they burn the ballots. black smoke means no pope yet. white smoke, a winner. it's not like voting for a president, where you're voting for the guy who will lower your taxes. >> precisely.
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i want to vote as -- for the man god wants. that's a very scary thing. >> reporter: scary, indeed. one more picture i want to show you this morning. this is the building where pope benedict will live once he officially steps down on february 28th, at exactly 8:00 p.m. this is a former monastery inside vatican city. for months, construction crews have been rehabbing this building. during that entire time, only a few top vatican officials actually knew this would ultimately become the pope's retirement home. george, back to you. >> almost everyone in the dark. okay, let's get more on this now from vatican media adviser greg burke, who is in rome this morning. thanks for joining us, greg. let's begin with more on the pope's health. we learned about the operation on his pacemaker a few months back. the resignation has been in the works for some time. what else can you tell us about the pope's health right now? >> the pope's health right now is what you see. and we'll see him again tomorrow. an 85-year-old who is almost 86, who is starting to slow.
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essentially, he does have that heart condition. and that wasn't the reason, obviously, for the resignation, however. people have pacemaker batteries replaced all the time. that does happen. but essentially, it's of age. his mind is obviously clear. we saw him talk a couple nights ago off the cuff. he was very, very clear. but it's more in mobility and slowing down a bit. but nothing immediate. there's been rumors of bone cancer, as well. that's certainly not true. nothing immediate. just age catching up with him. >> the pope will be living in the vatican. he'll no longer be pope. he's going to go back to being a cardinal. take his old name, joseph ratzinger. will he be able to counsel the next pope? >> well, if the next pope would like it, i'm sure he could. however, if -- some people have suggested, wait a minute. you're going to have two popes at work. that's not true. the pope is retiring because he wants to retire. if he wanted to have influence on the church still, he would stay as pope.
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i would expect very much -- the fact he's going to a monastery -- will be living in a monastery is significant. he wants a quiet life of study and of prayer. i assume that if the new pope wants to ask his counsel, he's clearly going to give it. but he's not going to go -- he's not going to be there looking to try to influence the next pope. >> and the new -- the cardinals will be meeting right after the pope resigns on february 28th at 8:00 p.m. will the deliberations about the next pope begin immediately? >> they could begin. we'll find out that in the next few days. they could technically begin as early as the day after, as early as march 1st. but you have to remember, it's never the conclave, which begins initially. first, they have general congregations, where all of the cardinals gather to talk about the main issues in the church, even those over the age of 80. even those that won't be going into the eventual conclave. first, there's several days of general meetings, of all the cardinals. they could start as early as march 1st. but that hasn't been decided yet.
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>> oddsmakers already hard at work. do we know if pope benedict has a favorite? >> it would be hard to tell that pope benedict has a favorite. you can look at the men he chose. and obviously, i think each one of those, the college of cardinals is made up of cardinals by pope benedict and pope john paul ii. you can see who pope benedict chose for whatever reasons. i don't think he has a favorite. and he's certainly not going to show that he has a favorite in these days. >> okay. greg burke, thanks very much for your insight. elizabeth? >> unchartered territory. turning, now, to the latest on that frantic manhunt for the rogue expolice officer, christopher dorner, on the run right now. we showed you the surveillance video that surfaced overnight. could it be a clue to where he is at this moment? abc's pierre thomas is tracking the latest on this story. in los angeles. pierre, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. it's becoming clear dorner could be anywhere. and this morning, there's evidence the hunt for him has gone international.
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overnight, police conducted a raid at this hotel in tijuana, mexico. they apparently found no evidence he was there. but for days, customs officials have been hunting for dorner along the southern border. and there's new details this morning about dorner's possible movements in the days before the shootings. tmz obtained this surveillance video of a man who looks like dorner buying scuba gear, reportedly days before the killing began. and there are new reports that dorner checked in this navy gateway and suites hotel in point loma, california, the same day, using his navy i.d. >> trying to purposely avoid the cameras. >> reporter: the news surfaces as dorner faces capital charges, that involve the murder of riverside officer, michael crane, gunned down last thursday. he was married with two children, ages 10 and 4. >> this individual, by both his words and conduct, has made it very clear to all of us, that
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every law enforcement officer in southern california is in danger. >> reporter: with the possibility of dorner's trail growing cold, the los angeles police chief issued a warning to the public. >> don't think it's just about protecting cops. this man is a threat to every person in los angeles. >> reporter: a city in fear is fighting back. the $1 million reward, now being offered, has led to a surge in tips. in total, more than 700 calls about clues have come in so far. sources tell abc news, police are trying to reconstruct the last six months of dorner's life. they're looking at all his associates, including someone identified as j.y., in court records obtained by abc news. investigators believe he has ties to property where dorner's burning truck was discovered. >> pierre, thanks. now, to washington, where tonight, president obama will deliver the first state of the union address of his second term. the white house promises a focus on the economy. the audience will be packed with victims of gun violence and advocates of gun rights. jon karl will be there, too.
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and jon, this has set up an interesting dynamic. most of the words will be about jobs. but most of the emotion will be around guns. >> reporter: that's a good way to look at this, george. there will be victims of gun violence throughout the visitors' gallery, including in the first lady's box. you'll have somebody tied to the newtown massacre. and also members of congress, who each get only one ticket to the gallery for a guest, usually family member. they will be giving many of their tickets to victims of gun violence. but the message is all about the economy. the white house says that is the message here. the president wants to drive home who has been a theme of his, which is the middle class is the driver of economic growth. and in a challenge to republicans saying, we cannot cut our way to prosperity, look for new initiatives, new spending in this speech, to stimulate economic growth. >> and the answer will come from the republicans, senator marco rubio chosen to give the official response. it will be in english and spanish, of course. he's a rising star, the senator from florida. >> reporter: that's right. his speech will be entirely in
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english. but he is pretaping an entire response in spanish that will go out on the spanish language networks. rubio's message will also be about the economy. he's leading the charge for republicans on immigration. that will be mentioned in the speech. but again, his challenge will be to the president saying, we need a smaller government, maybe a more efficient government. but a smaller government. >> and there will be a separate tea party response from senator rand paul. diane sawyer and i will anchor the coverage of the state of the union at 9:00 p.m. eastern, 6:00 pacific. >> should be an interesting night, george. we're going to turn to the vacation nightmare. the carnival cruise ship that has been stranded in the gulf of mexico. instead of trying to go to mexico, the ship trying to get to a port now in mobile, alabama. matt gutman has the latest on the story. >> reporter: for the thousands of people aboard, another day aboard a cruise ship where life
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is not a vacation. the decision overnight to tow the crippled "triumph," seen in these new photos, to alabama, could be making a brutal voyage even worse. and for the first time, we are hearing from passengers aboard that stricken ship. >> there's no lights, no water. we can't flush. some people were able to shower. >> reporter: conditions are getting worse by the hour, debra rightmire texted abc news. cabin carpets are wet with urine and water. toilets are overflowing inside our cabins. we're having to sleep inside the hallways. onion and cucumber sandwiches last night. "the triumph," which is bigger than the "titanic," is running on emergency power. it's being towed at a torch rousely slow pace of a few miles per hour. shelly crosby texted us, we have a lot of tent cities on-deck. and while carnival's ads boast limitless food, that's not the case on "the triumph."
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we just stood in line for four hours to get a hamburger, crosby texted. cell phone reception is just as scarce, coming only when another carnival ship pulls up to drop off supplies. >> if you can imagine, 4,000 people running to these single bathrooms. i mean, it's horrible. >> reporter: brent nutt managed to briefly speak to his wife, bethany, and her friends on the crippled ship. >> all you hear on the phone calls is crying. and talking about, i'm going to die. i'm going to die. >> reporter: carnival acknowledges there are issues. tells abc news, there's plenty of food and water aboard. and it's working on the sanitation problems. the ship is listing 4.5 degrees. that's because the wind is pushing it at 25 miles per hour. certainly not making the trip home any more comfortable for those aboard. >> all right, matt. tough times for those people on the ship. >> let's get to sam and the weather.
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>> this is near montezuma. that snow kicks out of the southern rockies. moves across all the way toward paducah, kentucky. santa fe gets some. springfield, oklahoma city, maybe 1 to 3 inches, maybe a bit more out of the snowmaker. an active day for strong to severe storms in the deep south. not what people want to hear in tallahassee, mobile, new orleans. the strongest storms in the areas in the shaded red. quick look at where all the action is, most of it in the middle of the country. all the way into the deep south today.
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>> tuesday tvia b >> tuesday trivia brought to you by party city. the nicest weather on the board in the west coast today. and, orlando, you can stop tweeting us. we know it's beautiful. >> quit rubbing it in. >> sour grapes. >> thank you, sam. >> thank you, sam.
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coming up on "gma," the latest on the breakup murder trial. jodi arias on the stand. she says she was the victim of her ex-boyfriend. and the first interview with the mother of 5-year-old ethan. held captive in that bunker for nearly a week. his mother, now speaking out to dr. phil. revealing how ethan's captor treated the little boy. and provocative new research on what really happens to your family when parents favor one child over another. yeah, right. what about that high-tech dress, everyone, that had everyone watching the grammys, buzzing? we're going to show you how carrie did it. how did it work? id it. mine was earned in djibouti, africa, 2004.
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>> now, from abc7 news, good morning, i am kristen sze. in vallejo police are investigating a shooting incident that left one dead and four hospitalized. it happened at 8:30 outside a home a block from his 80's. police are trying to figure what sparked the gunfire. two were rushed to the hospital by ambulance. three others walked to a hospital with gunshot wounds. they are picketed to -- expected to survive. >> a couple of problems with traffic. southbound 87 before 280 c.h.p. updating the location of a car fire. it is out now but the damage is done and traffic is backing southbound to the santa cruz mountains north 17th we thought there was a stalled big rig but it was just a slow moving big rig with delays behind it. behind it. >> we will check w3 days of walg
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getting r&r. we'll have her back in eight days. >> i hope that little boy is okay. it will be a tough thing to come through that. interesting to hear from his mother. we have kids, most of us. do we have a favorite child? >> what? >> do you have a favorite child? >> i'm lucky to have, yes, a favorite child. >> easy for you. you have one child. >> two favorite children. >> there is a study that says it has consequences, not just for the favorite child or the not-so-favorite child. but for the family in different ways. different dynamics. some parents admit to it freely. we're going to weigh in on that story just ahead. we want to hear your tweets and your feedback. >> i'm sure they're coming right now. >> to lara spencer. >> it's @laraspencer. we're going to show you how
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carrie underwood's dress really worked. it was like costume changes without having to. >> can you get espn on that thing? just curious. >> that's good. that's really good. >> sam is wearing his, right now. and the hottest collaboration in the world right now. top designer, and target. michelle obama loving the designer. how people can't get enough. a lot coming up. but we begin with the breakup murder trial. jodi arias was on the stand again yesterday, with another new charge against her victim. this time, she said her ex-boyfriend once assaulted her and broke her finger. the big question, will the jury believe her? ryan owens has the latest. >> can you hold up your hand for us to see? >> reporter: jodi arias' crooked finger. she says it's evidence her boyfriend, travis alexander, abused her. >> i put my hand up to block his foot. and it clipped my hand.
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and hit my finger. >> reporter: although the serial liar now on trial for his murder, admits she never went to a doctor and never called police. >> i definitely didn't want him to get in trouble. >> reporter: convincing this jury she was abused, even though there's no corroborating evidence, is key to the 32-year-old's claim she was forced to kill alexander in self-defense in june of 2008. >> you don't think it would end up like this. >> reporter: on her fourth day on the stand, arias' father and younger brother were in court for the first time. they watched her tearfully detail several instances of alleged sexual and physical abuse. >> he pushed me down on the ground, in his bedroom. he wanted me to stay. i guess he could finish yelling at me. >> reporter: arias testified after one fight, she considered suicide. >> i didn't have a lot of self-esteem at that time. and i just -- i was kind of a doormat. >> reporter: but the prosecutor
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points out, arias kept going back to alexander. it was several months later, she repeatedly stabbed and shot him. and she never accused him of anything until she was facing the death penalty. alexander's siblings were visibly angry as jodi arias' testimony seemed to turn her into one of the victims. they said she killed their brother and is ruining his good name. they're waiting for cross-examination. for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, phoenix. now, we're going to turn to another dramatic trial. this one, starting today. a jury seated monday in the murder case of timothy davis sr., a police officer who is charged with shooting his own son to death. he says it was in self-defense. but surveillance video from his own home is raising questions. and john schriffen is here with the latest on this story. >> reporter: when the emotional
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trial starts later this morning, it will pit prosecutors against timothy davis' family. davis says he fired his gun after his son jumped him during an argument. his wife and daughter side with him. but prosecutors say there is evidence this shows this was intentional. prosecutors say this surveillance video shows retired orlando police lieutenant, timothy davis sr., retrieving a gun for his car, and then aiming it at his son. moments later, they say, 22-year-old timothy jr. was dead. >> you have to slow down and tell me what's going on? >> i believe my son was shot. >> he was shot in front of where? >> in front of my house. >> reporter: in court monday, davis could be seen holding and reading through a bible as jury selection began. court watchers expect prosecutors will tell that jury davis killed his son in cold blood. that the two men were arguing about the custody of davis' grandson in october 2011, when the former cop snapped and shot at his own child.
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but defense attorneys say that's not what happened. that davis was defending himself, after being tackled by timothy jr. >> he believed that his son was about to cause great bodily injury to him. if he convinces the jury of that, then that would give him a self-defense, which would get him acquitted. >> reporter: along with 911 calls like this one from a neighbor. >> where is he bleeding? do you know? >> he's on the floor. >> reporter: jurors will likely see that surveillance video, which was captured by the retired officer's own security system. investigators say it doesn't show a man struggling with his child. just one looking for his weapon. >> this case, the video seems to suggest that mr. davis sr. actually pursued or continued the confrontation. >> reporter: davis is charged with second-degree murder and could face up to life in prison if convicted. he has pled not guilty. elizabeth? >> john, thank you so much. for more on this case, we're going to bring in "gma's" legal
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analyst, dan abrams. looking at that surveillance tape, it's hard to see how he claims self-defense. he does look like it's a deliberate act of revenge or anger to shoot his son. >> that's why his testimony is going to become so crucial. he's going to have to testify in this case. he's going to lay out, as he did in the stand your ground hearing, what was going through his head, why he was doing it, why he felt this was self-defense. why he felt this was justified. and regardless, you would think that the effort here would be to get these jurors to feel for him. to feel bad for him, regardless of what they think led up to this incident. >> the stand your ground defense that we heard in the trayvon martin case, also in florida. this was already dismissed and thrown out by the judge. he refused to drop the case based on stand your ground. does that mean there's not going to be much of a chance of self-defense working in this case? >> in the stand your ground hearing, what the defense is saying, i should be immune from prosecution. meaning, prosecutors shouldn't
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even be able to move forward with this case. the defendant has the burden to demonstrate that. the defense presented its evidence. the judge said, absolutely not. we're moving forward with this case. but now, the prosecution will have the burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt. and again, i think there's a fundamental difference between this heartbreaking testimony that i think he will present to a jury, versus to a judge, where it's just a strictly a legal issue. >> what we don't see on that videotape is what preceded this encounter, what the history was between this father and son. >> but the key is going to be what is happening in those very moments. so, when you see the father shoot that gun, he's going to say, wait a second. after that, what happened was, he started coming at me. and i had to defend myself. he's going to say, i went to the car to get the gun to defend myself, to protect myself. one of the problems is going to be that's inconsistent with other statements he's made to the authorities, where he said he just lost it. so, this is going to be a tough
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legal case for him. but if he can get these jurors to feel for him, if he can get a lesser included, something like manslaughter, that could be a win for him. >> and obviously, children at stake, witnesses. >> 9-year-old child who witnessed it, has to testify. >> dan abrams, we'll hear more as the story develops. let's go to sam and a look at the nation's weather. >> good morning, elizabeth. reports are in on the hattiesburg tornado. national weather service looked at it. the damage, almost 20 miles long. a horrible night. 82 people injured. but no one killed. 170-mile-per-hour winds, rated an ef-4. we looked back at weather records as far as we can see. this is the strongest tornado in this area at this time of year ever recorded. so, that was a rough one for those folks. now, we've got thunderstorms lining up from dallas, early morning, into the shreveport, louisiana, area. i know it's fat tuesday. but new orleans will have stronger thunderstorms by afternoon. there's informational flood watches out.
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welcome back, now. 7:43, with that first interview with little ethan's mom, spe speaking out to dr. phil about the six days in that alabama bunker as a hostage. new details on how the captor treated him and how ethan is recovering right now. abc's abbie boudreau has the story. >> reporter: for the first time, little ethan, and his mother, jennifer kirkland, are speaking out. revealing new details about the six days in captivity, held in a bunker by jimmy lee dykes, the man who snatched the boy off a
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school bus after shooting the driver in cold blood. what happened in that bunker? >> we know, for example, that mr. dykes did seem to have some empathy for the child. we do know that mr. dykes fried him chicken in the bunker, to feed him and take care of him. >> reporter: dr. phil visited ethan in alabama, just four days after the daring rescue. >> has he volunteered anything about this? >> he has said a few things. and i know he is having a very hard time sleeping soundly. he swings his arms. tosses and turns. and he's cried out a few times. >> reporter: dr. phil says ethan hasn't been back to school yet. and even the sight of the school bus seems to agitate him. >> he has reported to really fixate on that. and the boy can't take his eyes off of it. >> reporter: what does that tell you? >> that he associates that with something that was very
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traumatic for him. >> reporter: the dr. phil show says it plans to follow up with ethan and his mother to provide support and resources. the dr. phil foundation is making a financial contribution to help support ethan in the future. do you think ethan had a grasp of what happened to him? >> from an adult perspective, no. but i think he understands it was a very violent act. i think it scared him greatly. >> reporter: a frightening ordeal they hope some day will be a distant memory. for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> our thanks to abbie. we hope ethan and his whole family are okay. coming up, provocative research about what favoring one child over another can do to your whole family. >> it's not good, apparently. also, coming up. robin, i hope you're watching. this one's for you. "play of the day" on the way. but freeze it right now. ♪
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right then. here's "the play of the day." >> i -- the "sportscenter" sting. there you go. "the play of the day" is an actual play. eight days until robin, our resident college basketball hall of famer, gets back. this is for you. anna olsen, a junior at louis palmer high school in colorado. watch this. the length of the court. >> get out of here. >> wow. >> let's see it again. length of the court. terrific. the bounce and then in. >> because it bounced, it doesn't count, right? >> it does count. but only for two points, not for three. they needed it because they ended up winning the game. good for you, anna olsen. >> holy you. carrie underwood's dress, next. [ female announcer ] neil lane designs
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>> now, from abc7 news >> the city council will consider joining san francisco in the fight against proposition 8, california same-sex marriage ban. if approved san jose would sign
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san francisco's brief to the supreme court challenging the constitutionality of proposition eight saving san jose the expense of drawing up their own brief. getting sunny. is it getting warm? mike nicco? >> we have a leg bit of fog to contend with. we are looking at half a mile if santa rosa and temperature is 31. black ice is possible. freezing in fairfield and 32 and everyone else is above freezing and on the way to mid-to-upper 60's and 70 on thursday and friday. >> a couple of problems in the san jose area, north 280 before 85 an accident right shoulder in the median blocking things there and northbound 101 first reports of an accident, as well.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] little music and the beads and the masks, it is mardi gras, fat tuesday. good morning, america. hope robin is enjoying it. seven days before returning. eight days, she'll come here.
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next wednesday. >> a week from tomorrow. >> seven full days of rest. next wednesday, back to work. great to have elizabeth vargas here. >> it's great to be here. ahead, it was the dress that stole the grammys. carrie underwood's high-tech gown lit up in many ways. we're going to show you -- we got to thinking, how the heck did this work? here is a dress in our studio. it's all-white, as you can see. coming up in this half hour, we're going to unveil our technicolor dressers. couture technicolor. >> 700 channels. >> and someone asked, can you get espn on that dress? can we see that sign outside again? there we are. it's steve, we're mom's favorites. we have provocative new research. apparently revealing what favoring one child over another can do to your whole family. i'll give you a hint. it's not good. the experts weighing in just
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ahead. i'm not sure. are we down with the whole -- >> i think the study is -- apparently most parents do have a favorite. it doesn't just affect the favorite or the unfavorite. but everyone else in the family, too. >> there you go. there it is. >> there it is. when in doubt, talk shopping. he is the celebrity fashion darling. jennifer lawrence wearing one of his creations on the red carpet recently. and now you can get his style for quite the deal. we're going to go inside the hottest collaboration, prabal gurung, with target. did you see this last night? on "the bachelor," the big drama. some calling it the biggest meltdown ever. this morning, we're going to hear -- she looks like she's in control now. but it didn't look so good a little earlier. we're going to hear from one of the women right at the center of the drama. i mean, just -- no.
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not happy. >> it was pretty amazing. catfight central. meow. first, the news from josh. >> we're going to begin with the breaking news overnight, that north korea has conducted yet another nuclear test, its biggest test yet. announced on north korean tv, the white house calls it a highly-provocative act that threatens u.s. security. north korea claims the test is merely a first response. the new sanctions and what it calls u.s. threats. the u.n. security council is holding an emergency meeting this morning. we'll have updates as news warrants. an italian newspaper reports that pope benedict had a secret operation some three months ago to replace his pacemaker. no front-runner has emerged to replace the 85-year-old pope who will step down february 28th. and then live at a vatican monastery. the vatican says the pope will have no role in choosing his successor. you can bet front-runners will be presenting themselves and soon. more than 700 tips have
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poured in since authorities announced a reward for arrest of former lapd officer christopher dorner. he is accused of killing three people in retaliation from being fired from the force. overnight, police conducted a raid at a hotel in tijuana but apparently turned up nothing. meanwhile, tmz has obtained video of a man believed to be dorner. you see buying scuba gear, two days before the killings. and the white house says the president's state of the union address tonight will focus on jobs and the economy. florida senator marco rubio will deliver the republican response to the speech. and abc news will bring you live coverage beginning at 9:00 eastern tonight with george and diane. and the carnival cruise ship stranded in the gulf of mexico since sunday will be towed to alabama, not mexico, as was first planned, because of strong currents. that means yet another day at sea for the over 4,000 passengers living with limited power and plumbing after a fire
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in the engine room. reports of chaos onboard only begins to tell the story. and a programming note. our abc news family is growing. the network we are launching with our colleagues at univision now has a name. it will be called fusion. a meeting place for english-speaking latinos, bringing together different cultures, voices and viewpoints. fusion will launch later this year. welcome to the family. and april fool's day weeks away. didn't stop someone in montana. a hacker who took over a local television system's alert system, interrupting a talk show to warn viewers that the zombie apocalypse has arrived. >> the bodies of the dead are attacking the living. the messages on screen will be updated as information becomes available. >> orson welles eat your heart
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out. >> did people begin to pour out in panic? >> in the state of montana. there was a national alert. that is terrible. or not. what have you got, lara? >> thanks for asking, george. before george leaves to cover the state of the union address tonight, we want to share this clip from "the daily show," in which jon stewart and george talked about george's incredibly busy schedule. >> george stephanopoulos, more hours in a week than there are hours in a week. >> it's my day off. >> is it really your day off? >> well, i'm here. >> was it really a day off? >> no. >> so, george is, as we said, heading down to the state of the union address. i understand that jon also asked you to send his love to robin. >> he did. and he was really excited, and the whole crowd was really, really excited to hear that she was going to be back. just exploded.
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it was great. >> consider it a lovefest, robin. i'm excited about this. it's my favorite week in new york. if you're a lover of the dogs. who isn't, sam? >> i know. you are. >> it's the westminster -- >> 137th westminster kennel club. >> that's just in lara's living room. >> the dandiest dogs at madison square garden. over 2,700 of them, george and sam. from 187 different breeds, all of which i own. >> right. >> vying for the title. here's one of the contenders. everybody meet banana joe. he has been crowned winner of the toy group. >> is there a face in there? >> third time in a row. he will compete against the big dogs for a shot at best in show. that happens tonight. >> very cute. >> yeah. and if you enjoyed the chemistry between j.t. and jay-z at the grammys, you'll like this news. justin all-but admitted that
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they will take their suits and ties on tour together, in the near future. j.t. said the official news of this tour will be made on twitter. while he can't say too much yet, he can assure all of us, it's going to be a lot of fun. >> a great ticket. that was one of my favorite numbers. >> yeah. they both have that old-school style. >> really. >> congrats to you both. and remember the questions about jennifer lawrence's dress, at the s.a.g. awards, the supposed malfunction. >> for days. >> we did. >> it's still a malfunction. it wasn't supposed to fall down. >> well, may i? >> you may. >> some of your continued questions. >> thank you. >> it appears that the designer fooled them again. this time, on marion cotillard. there's her dress. it happened again, or so you thought. but look at this dress on the runway, the way it's shown by
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dior. take down that graphic. you can see, there it is on the runway. >> you know, if it looks like a mistake to so many people, maybe you shouldn't -- >> it's avant-garde, fashion-forward. whatever it is. >> the dress was -- it was just like that one. what that did. >> it's allowed -- it was sort of -- i can't even get into it. i don't have enough time. >> i can. >> suffice it to say, all-good christian dior. they both look beautiful. >> can we talk about this again tomorrow, too? >> i hope not. >> i can't have a day without talking about it. >> i thought that would help things. you can save us with some weather, sam. >> i don't have any see-through panels. or that i'm going to show you. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on. i'm wearing one now. here's what's happening outside in boston. we have got a problem in boston. only because that two-feet to three-feet of snow in the area, you would think it's warm enough to melt it all.
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but this snow turned into a block of ice. and it melts and gets slushy and refreezes every night. 47 degrees. 44 in new york. bye, george. we'll see you at the state of the union. and in comes this warm air on the west coast. if you're looking for a place where it might be lovely, san francisco, las vegas, los angeles. josh says, yes. on into phoenix. florida is good, as well. santa barbara, beautiful. >>
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>> the see-through panel is still being discussed during the break, ladies and gentlemen. it will be a feature. we're just going to have a whole segment on "gma" called the see-through panel. lara, what's coming up next? >> thank you. it's not the see-through panel. here's what's coming up on our "good morning america" morning menu. behind the magic. how carrie underwood's show-stopping grammy dress really works. that had no malfunctions. plus, designers to the stars, prabal gurung, at target. and major meltdown on "the bachelor." we're going to hear from one of the women in the middle of the drama. and that so much more, coming up on "good morning america," live in times square.
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entire family. >> honey, we have an hour before the competition. >> reporter: even for this "modern family," it's considered the cardinal sin of parenting. >> i like it too much when you win. >> reporter: favoring one of your children over the other? >> go get it. >> reporter: this father of two endured serious backlash last september, when he posted a blog, saying he liked one son more than the other. >> he's just the one i relate to easier. and if that means he's my favorite and those are -- that's the language, i don't think that's too evil. >> reporter: but now, a university of toronto study reveals that a parent's preference for one child, especially when it's obvious, can negatively affect the entire family, even the child getting all the attention. >> it's really mainly when children perceive the parenting differences to be unfair that they're most reactive to that themselves. >> reporter: days before baltimore ravens head coach john harbaugh faced off against his
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brother, jim, at the super bowl, he jokingly called into a press conference given my their parents. >> is it true that you like jim better than john? >> is that john? >> reporter: perhaps john harbaugh had the right idea. the research says if one sibling acts out, he will ultimately win the attention. a dynamic that could create lasting problems. no kidding. with more on this, let's bring in abc news senior medical correspondent, dr. jennifer ashton. we've been debating this here. is it true that parents, most parents, have a favorite child? >> i think most parents might have an inclination towards one child over another. but we're talking in this study about dramatically positive and negative behavior. we're not talking about parenting children differently. we're talking about being very negative to one and maybe positive to the others. my first reaction, when i read the study was, oh, no. do i have to add this to the list of the many things i may be
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doing wrong. but we're talking here about dramatic examples. >> how often does that happen? >> apparently it happens quite a bit. and the consequences here are not just for the child who is treated negatively, but for all the other siblings in the family, and not just at that time. long-lasting with effects into their adulthood, in terms of how they interact and have social relationships, the anxiety levels. long-term consequences are significant. >> it's a no-brainer that the child who isn't the favorite would feel badly. but research shows that the child who is favored also feels guilt. >> it could be guilt. they could be looking to the mother, usually. everything falls on us, to be consistent. and when they see that consistency is disrupted, it can be unsettling. it's saying it's not just a give and take between two people in the family. it's the family as a unit. it's more than the sum of its parts. and it affects everyone. >> and quickly.
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mothers under stress tend to show favoritism more often? >> mothers who have stress in their back lives tended to be more negative. it all comes down to us. we have a hard job. >> another thing. all right. thanks. josh? >> elizabeth, thank you. now, to carrie underwood. show-stopper of a gown at the grammys. country superstar lighting up the stage literally. how did this work? thankfully abc's amy robach is on the case. >> reporter: when carrie underwood took to the stage sunday night at the grammy awards, her singing was flawless. ♪ it's not enough rain in oklahoma ♪ >> reporter: but it may have been her dress that stole the show. ♪ meeting for the first time >> reporter: carrie sang "two black cadillacs," images of stars, roses and butterflies
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were projected, like magic, on the dress. and more incredibly, the designer, don o'neill, had just days to make it. >> we got the call on a friday. we need the dress in a week. carrie wants something unique. and also something that can have a movie projected on it. >> reporter: the satin gown had tewell and crinoline on a skirt large enough to project the images. and thousands of crystals, hand-sewn on to the corset, taking a team of 4 80 hours to make. >> i love the triangle shape. and i wanted something that would be the modern piece. >> reporter: how did they project the images on to the dress? carrie underwood's creative director dreamed up the idea. >> i thought, wouldn't it be cool if carrie wasn't stuck in the same gown for the who
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performance? >> reporter: two projectors put the images on the dress. each one timed perfectly with the song. at the night of the grammys, underwood had to stand in one place. she even sang on an apple crate to elevate her. don saw the dress, along with the millions, for the first time on sunday night. can you create what you saw on stage? >> beautiful. we have re-created carrie's dress in the studio. we have a beautiful model in a beautiful white dress. and we're projecting the butterfly on to it. isn't that great? >> our technical team -- >> our technical team is amazing. >> that is cool. >> isn't that cool? >> we showed the dress at the top of the hour. >> "the bachelor." >> we'll see what sam does with
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that. >> we're going to put america right there. oh, they already have it. >> the weather. on her dress. >> will you do your next forecast on her dress? >> that's good. >> think of the fun we could have. >> i love this idea. >> that's great. at any rate, carrie underwood had two projectors doing that for her. more fashion for you. here's one of the hottest fashion collaborations happening. jennifer lawrence, in one of prabal gurung's gowns on the red carpet. he has joined forces with target, designing affordable looks. they're already selling out. making them available, if you can find them, to all of us. we have three to show you live. but first, take a look at the story. the latest mad dash for superstar designer prabl guru gurung's new look isn't just for jennifer lawrence and anne
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hathaway, or for duchess kate and first lady michelle obama. >> love, a collection by prabal gurung. >> reporter: it's his collection at target for all of us that's causing quite the sensation. it's been two days since the designer's latest launch. and the retailer is struggling to keep the threads in stock. while instagram and twitter are flooded with pictures of shoppers lucky to get their hands on something, ebay is filling up with listings. this dress sold for 250 big ones. that's five-times its original price. it was the same phenomenon we saw when missoni hit target stores in 2011, drawing black friday-like crowds. here he is in the studio. prabal gurung joining us. congratulations with this collaboration. >> thank you very much. i'm excited to be here. >> we're excited to have it. and women are excited to get to target asap. your collection came out two days ago?
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>> yes. >> and already, it's hard to find. >> i just found out this morning. i'm really excited that everyone felt the love that i felt while doing the collection. everyone's buying it. i'm excited about it. >> your fashions are worn by some of the hottest women in hollywood and socialites everywhere. look at what we can get for very affordable prices if we're lucky enough to find it. one of the themes in these looks is love. >> yes. it's coming out in february. i thought it was the perfect time to share a little bit of love. the story of how i came here. love from the industry. and my love for women, who i design for. and love for the city. >> tell me about the shorts. who can wear these? and where would we wear them? >> with heels, this is called a floral crush. i think anyone with wear it who is confident enough. during the day, just wear a t-shirt. and could wear a hoodie. or wear it like this and go out
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on a girls' night out. >> i love the top. i want -- the top is very gorgeous. we got to take a look at the next -- come on, look two. love this dress. sam, we're going to talk to you later about that. i agree with you. that top we looked at was $34.99. this dress, tell me about the style and your inspiration. >> this is -- we're calling the first day print. for me, the blocking in the solid color kind of -- demonstrates the eye, and gives a suggestion of a little trimmer, slimmer body. and what girl doesn't want that? a suggestion of, i would say, a great body. >> and i know you have accessories. shoes. i love these shoes. >> i love red. >> and the dress is very tuxedo-like. >> yes. we're calling it meet the parents. it's chic classic, timeless, and
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very perfect for meeting your guy's parents. >> prabal gurung. three of the many looks. how many looks are there? >> i think 80-plus. >> check them out. we'll have more coming up on "gma." >> now, from abc7 news, good morning, i am eric thomas. a tunnel in richmond is closed after the discovery of serious structural problems, the main point into the point richmond neighborhood. there is a space the size of a truck that should have been filled with earth against a
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concrete wall 2' thick. it was not. for taxpayers that means $750,000 cosmetic job will stretch into the millions for structural repairs. >> now, the traffic, sue. >> we had an early accident the bay bridge toll plaza, two left lanes cleared now. traffic is backed to the first overcrossing. north 680 at 242 in concord, we have two right lanes blocked with an accident. southbound 101 at waldo tunnel, the right lane is stalled. >> our
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>> the fog is on the move. you can see novato is down to quarter-mile visibility but santa rosa is six miles. temperature if santa rosa is 32 and novato is 39 so no need to worry about black ice. in the afternoon, temperatures are two to seven degrees above average in the mid-to-upper 60's and we will hit 70 on thursday and friday before a we're putting out a call across america, to find the perfect "gma" look-alikes. think you know someone who looks like robin? george? josh? lara? sam? the smile, the nose, the hair. maybe not that hair. go to and send us your picture. you might wind up here on "good morning america," seeing double.
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>> keep sending them, please. look at robin. eight days and counting, roberts, before you're back here. and before you're up at the crack of pre-dawn. be careful what you wish for. go to the website right now and send us your pictures, as we roar into fat tuesday here in times square. of course, eight days to go until our favorite daughter of the gulf coast, robin roberts, returns. so much to get to still in this next half hour. we're going to get ahead -- i was -- i'm so excited to have robin back, i forgot. the way the french raise their kids. you know that book that came out, "bringing up bebe," caused a lot of controversy because of some of the things she said about french parenting versus american parents. but she has a brand-new book out with some tips. and some are really, really interesting. i loved the one about food and getting your kids to eat. i don't know if you guys have problems with kids and eating. but i have one really finicky eater. she's like -- we're going to talk to her in a second.
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what we americans can learn. >> ooh-la-la. pulling out the francais. it is awesome to have the stars of the supernatural love story, "beautiful creatures." here to tell us about their brand-new movie getting a huge buzz. this is going to be something. are you ready for this? >> look how beautiful. >> we're ready. nigella lawson is also here. that's right. tiramisu. we're going to talk about abc's big hit. and we're going to give you recipes in time for valentine's day. also just in time for valentine's day. did you see "the bachelor"? let's look at the meltdown monday night. one of the biggest breakdowns on that reality show. that's saying something. fans of this show are used to seeing contestants scream and
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cry and storm off. a lot of emotion is there when love's on the lined. but what happened last night was a first. abc's abbie boudreau talked to the woman behind it and got a sneak peek of what's in store for next week. >> reporter: it's the show where villains come in unlikely packages. >> hi, sean. >> reporter: and this season on "the bachelor" is no different. meet tierra, who made "bachelor" history, who received a rose right after stepping out of the limo. the 20-year-old denver native is vying for sean's heart. and she's not there to make friends. >> keeping my eye on the prize. >> reporter: on monday night's episode, this drama queen finally meets her match in 32-year-old ashlee, whose heart wrenching story has viewers captivated. >> i was abused by a family. >> reporter: when ashlee breaks the cardinal rule -- >> you get a completely
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different girl than the house gets. >> reporter: she sets off one of the most dramatic "bachelor" meltdowns ever. >> it was sabotage. >> i never said anything to sean until he flat said your name and asked me about you. period. >> people have judged me because i haven't said good morning. because of the look on my face. >> it's not nice. >> i can't control my eyebrows. >> tierra was pretty out of control. she started to attack me. i eventually had to defend myself. you know, she was accusing me of sabotaging her. and that wasn't the case. >> reporter: tierra's antics finally becoming too much for sean to handle. >> i think it's best if you go home now. >> one too many dramatic spells happened. >> reporter: the mood changed once she left. >> when she went home, i thought, okay. finally. now, let's get to what "the bachelor" really is about, finding love. >> reporter: and she just might. take a look at this exclusive sneak peek of next week's
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episode. >> ashlee was in five foster homes in one year when she came to us. so, that sense of abandonment was reenforced over and over again. so, what are your intentions for ashlee? are you going to break her heart? >> reporter: for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> so much goes on in that show. more dramatic episodes of "the bachelor" ahead on monday nights at 8:00, 7:00 central. here on abc. >> you can toss to yourself. >> i am. here is the most amazing guy with the weather. how's that? >> lara? >> i don't know. we're bringing him in from some place else. let's get to the boards. one or two things are happening this morning we want to share with you. on the boards, your twitter and facebook pictures from the west today. a lot of stuff happening. we'll show you the pictures from arizona, as well. and it is mardi gras. fat tuesday. and today, it might be a little dry to start the day.
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there's been thunderstorms rambling from dallas to shreveport this morning. you might get some breaks. i would expect thunderstorms all through the gulf today. jackson, mobile, new orleans, montgomery, tupelo, atlanta. you're all involved in that. and so are you, tallahassee, a little bit, north florida. i'd put jacksonville on the list of getting some storms later on today. no, i wouldn't. i think miami is gorgeous today. >> all of america's weather, that whole last look, was brought to you by jimmy dean sausage. elizabeth? >> samuel. i'm with pamela druckerman who is here to talk about her brand-new book, "bebe day by day." it's a follow-up book to
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her hit book, "bringing up bebe." am i saying that right? >> you are. >> it's a kinder, gentler approach to parenting. you say kinder and gentler. it's sort of a celebration of laissez-faire parenting, isn't it? >> on the one hand, it is quite laissez-faire. it's giving kids as much freedom. realizing they benefit from autonomy. and drawing some limits and being strict about certain things. not letting kids interrupt adult conversation. realizing if the whole house centers around what the kids need, even the kids don't benefit from that, let alone the grown-ups. >> the first book you wrote about bringing up your children. you live in paris with your kids, with your husband, who is british. and your first book touched a bit of controversy in this country. why did you decide to wade back into this, with more tips on how to bring up your children, as they do in france? >> well, the controversy, with all due respect, was kind of a media controversy. after that, i started getting lots of letters from ordinary parents saying, thank you for sharing your story.
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and thank you for sharing these common sense tips. there's a hunger in america to the alternative to the over, hyper parenting we're doing. with all due respect to your fascinating personal story, we'd like to know what to do. this book is 100 tips. the smartest, most practical things i learned from french parenting. >> if you had to say what the most important tip is, what would it be? >> i think it's the not interrupting rule. i think that changes the whole pace of family life. what happens in a french family, if a child interrupts, the mother turns to him and calmly says, i'm in the middle of something. i'll be with you in a minute. and conversely, the mother is supposed to let the child play and not interrupt the child when he's in the middle of something. it calms everything down, the hectic pace of family life. >> you also say teaching a child how to say hello and good-bye properly is more important than saying thank you and you're welcome. >> the french are obsessed with getting children to say bonjour.
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that's to teach them empathy. and make them realize that other people exist. they think children are naturally very selfish and think the whole world revolves around them. and you have to puncture that at a certain stage. >> i have to say, in some respects, when you talk about the way the french raise their kids, i'm surprised how much french men sort of get a free -- you know? a free pass through this whole thing. most french women do the vast majority of child rearing. >> there's french women not happy about that. but in america, we expect 50/50. and when we don't get it, which when we don't, we get angry about that. we focus on that 10%. and french women have a talent for letting it go a little bit. and saying french men don't know how to book the pediatrician appointments. they can't do it. >> let's get to a quick quiz here. if your newborn starts to fuss in the middle of the night, you should, ignore the fussing or the baby will never learn to sleep through the night? or wait a few minutes to see if the fussing stops and then go in and comfort the child? >> the answer is "b."
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for bebe. the french believe even little babies can sleep. >> this isn't furberizing. >> even when the baby is a few weeks old, it's believing he can connect to sleep cycles if you give him a chance. >> and this question, i have a picky eater, one of my two kids. when it comes to trying new food, you tell your kids they have to try one bite of every dish, no exceptions? or have a replacement dish available for them? >> the one-bite rule. i think that's the genius of french eating. >> and for dinners, right? >> everybody eats the same thing. french kids eats the same thing as their parents. they eat their vegetables. it's all from repetition. getting them used to different foods. >> it's a great book. great tips in here. it's great to see you again. the baby is called -- not the baby. the book. >> it feels like a baby. >> pamela druckerman, great to see you. >> thanks so much for having me on. the stars of "beautiful creatures" are here to tell you all about the hot, new, supernatural romance film. don't go away.
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and we're back, now, with the stars of "beautiful creatures." the hot new romance film. we're going to talk to the three in a moment. but first, take a look. >> you think lena's a good girl now. but it won't matter. even if her true nature doesn't claim her for the dark, the curse will.
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it's already started. >> i'm warning you. >> you know it's true. oh, look at my manners. here, honey. >> get away from him. >> oh, really? >> and away we go. happy to have alice englert, alden ehrenreich, emmy rossum. and jeremy irons, part of the cast. i understand that part of the pitch to do the film involved reading the book, which you hadn't actually read the books prior to. what did you think when you first checked into the story? >> i thought it was a wonderfully character-driven story. a story that had spectacular things and magical elements. the characters felt so real to me in the book and the script. >> i know, alice, you turned down the role at first. what finally got you to accept? >> it wasn't actually an offer. i didn't want to audition.
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i didn't read the script. now, i have discovered it wasn't a very good idea before you say no to things. and it was really very simply reading the script that changed my mind. again, it's a supernatural story, its roots are in humanity, which i think are really important, when working with this genre. >> it can't just be special-effects driven. >> right. >> and i read all of the books. every one. even the new one that came out. i read it. i love it. >> even in that clip, you're a baddy here. something of a turn for you. how does it? >> i felt so bad being so horrible. but it was really fun. i never get to be the villain. what i love about this story is it gives the power back to the women in the story, which is new for -- so good of a message to send to young girls, the women. it's about claiming yourself and not letting your past dictate who you're going to be.
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and it's a wonderful message. >> not to confine it. we look to compare. we look to compare and contrast. "twilight" being thrown around a lot now, for any number of reasons. alden, what do you think of the comparisons? >> he had to readjust for that. >> put on the game face. i haven't seen them. i don't know how similar the stories are. that movie kind of opened up this genre and made it something that was commercially viable. i think that because of that, these other films are able to be made. but i think this movie has its own dna and its own unique brand of humor. >> it's really funny. >> a funny movie. >> and dark. sexy. >> richard lagravenese, the writer/director started out in standup comedy. you feel that in the movie. it undercuts the moments with humor. it's really nice. >> you could see that as you were starting to recap it, you say it with some snark.
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>> panache. >> emmy, you are incredibly busy. there's not a bit of media you have not touched. album out. show on showtime. how does the schedule work out for you right now? >> it doesn't. i don't sleep. i do. it's so fun. i love what i do. and this is so special. it's a great book, a great movie. and i'm constantly inspired by getting to work with amazing people. jeremy irons and everyone on my show, too. these wonderful actors i'm lucky enough to sit next to this morning are so talented. everyone asks me, did you give them advice? no. i learn from them. they're gifted. and it was a joy. >> we had viola davis on. it opens thursday. >> valentine's day. >> best of luck. thursday, theaters nationwide. do not miss it. and don't go anywhere. we're getting tastes from italy from nigella lawson.
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all right. we're back, now, with nigella lawson, known for great comfort food. making classic dishes with a twist. her new book, your ninth book, i understand. >> i think that's the count. >> do them well, you do. "nigellissima." these are easy italian-inspired dishes. is this your first italian book? >> i used to live in italy. so, i pretend i'm italian. am i pulling it off? >> yes. you're pulling it off. i like it. i was just hearing behind the scenes that folks who have tried the recipes have said, they're actually quite easy. >> they're very easy. this is not a marketing strategy. it's because i'm a home cook and i have no training.
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and i can't make anything difficult. and that helps. >> you make it look very easy. before we start doing the tiramisu, tell me about "the taste." abc's show is airing tonight. this show, it's all about that one first impression that you get. >> to get it started. >> you have one first impression. pretend this is "the taste." >> it's amazing. >> this is a great idea. you either enjoy that taste. and you'll eat the rest and come back. or you won't. >> that's the point. you know, it's really good. it means that home cooks have a chance, too. it isn't all about the -- >> the creme de la creme. i'm using my food analogies. >> want to see bruno go crazy. he's a nut. i love him. >> he's my valentine. don't be rude. >> he loves him. quickly. >> i say the technique, to break these in like this.
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>> and we can get these? >> pretty much anywhere. they're sometimes called -- lady fingers. okay. this is coffee liqueur. not so quick, girl. this is cold, really strong coffee. we soak. a pick-me-up. tiramisu means pick-me-up. you can see why. coffee and coffee liqueur. and put in on the alcohol. this is egg white. not too -- it's whipped out yolks. this is mascarpone and honey. and here, it's mixed. >> and mixing them together? >> i have mixed them together. i could mix them together but i'll splash you. it has been known. >> i love to watch you cook. you make this look so much fun and so elegant. i love it. >> but it's easy. you don't really know whether this is --
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is it a cocktail or is it dessert? >> it doesn't matter. >> no, it doesn't. >> and quickly, a little like this. and that's not -- i don't call that any heavy lifting. >> no. >> and refrigerate for a certain amount of time? >> if you refrigerate it, don't put the cocoa on until after it's been in the refrigerator. do that last-minute. it doesn't need to stand long. >> this is great. >> with the chocolate sauce. i don't make a white sauce first. it hasn't got a lot of flour and milk. >> i don't like macaroni and cheese and this is fantastic. >> can i get that tattooed on me? >> divine. >> check out these recipes on our website. check out nigella on "the taste," tonight, 8:00, 7:00 central. and check out her new book, "nigellissima." we'll be right back.
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thank you so much to nigella. good to have you here. not one, but two. hugh jackman and bruce willis. >> also, we want to thank you. on yahoo! go there, slash live. >> right now.
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>> now, from abc7 news, good morning, i am eric thomas. things are warming up in the bay area this week. our meteorologist, mike nicco, is here with the forecast. >> check out highs compared to average. only san jose at 63 is the same and everyone else is two to seven degrees warmer than average and mid-to-upper 60's
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under sun this afternoon. cool at night, 30's to mid-40's, and mid 40's in san francisco. we could hit 70 thursday and friday. >> a long stretch of traffic on the peninsula south 101 an accident cleared from the twost lanes and slow from san bruno and at petaluma boulevard, an accident, as well. >> thank announcer: it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, from the new film, "beautiful creatures," viola davis. and the toy guy is here to show us the hottest and latest fun stuff from the 2013 toy fair. plus, performing their latest trees.lessons in love," n all next on the emmy award-winning "live."
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